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“Perfecto in Firenze!”
Review of Le Cave di Maiano

Le Cave di Maiano
Ranked #9 of 53 Restaurants in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, View
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 14 May 2013 via mobile

This was the best meal we had during our stay in the Florence area by far! It is on a hillside in Fiesole with an Italian only menu but the staff was fantastic recommending dishes. We had the prosciutto with fried dough, gnocchi with sausage and truffles, balsamic glazed filet and the zuccotta, all were amazing. With all that and a bottle of wine it was very reasonably priced. If we go back to the area we won't miss it.

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Reviewed 26 March 2013

I stayed at the Fattoria di Maiano and walked up to here on a rainy night to have dinner. The staff were so friendly and attentive. The food was AMAZING!

When we arrived completely soaking wet, they offered us some nice warm apperitif's to cheers us up, and a free glass of proscecco which was such a lovely added touch.

The portion size was very large, but the food was absolutely delicious. We're going back to stay at the Fattoria di Maiano, and we will most definitely be visiting the Cave di Maiano again.

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Reviewed 31 January 2013

We went here as our last dinner before leaving florence. It was a cab ride from down town but totally worth it with the kids. The food was great and we had a great time talking with the waiters. They loved our kids (3 and 8 months)and we didn't have any problems even though we stayed until 11pm!

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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Once on a hill or in the hills the views of Florence are among the best in Italy and the hop on hop off bus in Florence does a loop to Fiesole so that the real wow factor comes into play. We decided to park our car in Fiesole and catch the bus for a full circle and then pick a restaurant with a view.

The day started badly with very dull skies, then the rain came and continued to increase so that it was extremely difficult to see 50 metres forward, let alone the views for which Fiesole is famous.

Because of the weather Fiesole was empty but our instincts led us to the Trattoria at Maiano, a tiny hamlet reached by a tiny road made "exciting" by the rain. We had no view at all but at least could visualise what might have been if only we had been there yesterday!

The bonus of a bad day was that we had the restaurant to ourselves ( 4 of us ) where the staff outnumbered us and they had very little to do except talk to us. The maitre d' described every dish on the menu with loving pride and assisted in the matching of wines to the courses we chose.

The wine list is very extensive and the menu is classic Italian trattoria fare put together with skill and taste.

The girls had a main course follwed by sweets while we males had an interesting onion soup followed by pasta, accompanied by the most generous shaving of truffle imaginable. Unless you are very young and very hungry it is nearly impossible to take in the classic four courses offered by Italian chefs trying to solve the world's hunger crisis at one sitting.

At 50 euros a head this is not inexpensive but as value for money this dining experience is way up there with the best.

My next visit to Florence will include a return visit when I can also take in the view which I am sure is magnificent!.

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2  Thank RODNEY G
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Whenever we stay in Fiesole, we have lunch at Le Cave di Maiano.

The chefs always make wonderful appetizers--very special along with the usual Tuscan antipasta. On this visit, I had a veal steak with white truffles. It was extremely good.

We find the owners and chefs to be very helpful. In the springtime, you can eat outdoors on the large patio, and as we were there in the fall this time, we ate indoors and found it to be very cozy on a rainy day.

It is well worth the price even though the drive down from Fiesole is very narrow and winding.

We can hardly wait to return.

Bunny Henry
Ottawa, Canada

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